chron.com on December 08, 2011 reported that a former Mississippi county road manager and his wife have been indicted on two federal charges of Hurricane Katrina fraud in what authorities describe as a kickback scheme. Roger Ladner was road manager for Hancock County on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, home to quiet beach towns like Bay. St. Louis and Waveland and hit hard by the killer storm on Aug. 29, 2005. Ladner, 55, and his wife, Sharon, 52, were indicted Tuesday and each charged with money laundering and conspiracy. Arraignment was set for Monday morning in U.S. District Court in Gulfport before Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker. The couple's lawyers, Peter and William Barrett, said in a statement posted on the firm's website that the Ladners want to "clear their good names." "The indictment returned on Tuesday by the grand jury is nothing more than an accusation – it is not evidence of any wrongdoing by Roger and Sharon Ladner.
The original article can be found at chron.com.